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PHOTO:  TrainingPope, Prendergast & Crewe offer assessment training to Division of Student Affairs & CSPA students

January 14, 2019an

In partnership with the Division of Student Affairs and the College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) master's program, the Student Affairs Assessment Support Services (SASS) team offered “Assessment 101” on January 2 - 4.

PHOTO: ABA studentsBehavior Analysis ranked #1 ABA program in the country

September 14, 2018

According to a prominent ranking organization, the MA in Psychological Sciences Concentration in Behavior Analysis is the best in the USA. With a 100% pass rate on the BCBA exams plus extensive research training and excellent placement, JMU’s “program” ranked higher than heralded ABA programs at Vanderbilt University, University of Nevada, University of Nebraska, and Auburn University. See link for the top 25 programs.

PHOTO: Chi Hang AuStudents excel at two educational measurement conferences

April 27, 2018

Two students from the Psychological Sciences Quantitative Psychology Concentration represented JMU and the Department of Graduate Psychology at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) conferences in New York City. The conferences were held concurrently April 13-17, 2018.

PHOTO: SatkusQuantitative psychology student wins national research award

February 13, 2018

Paulius Satkus, a first year student in the quantitative psychology concentration in the psychological sciences master's program, received the “Best Student Paper Award” from the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Measurement and Assessment in Higher Education Special Interest Group (SIG).

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